ICC Champions Trophy - 1st semi final

Australia v England

Australia won by 9 wickets (with 49 balls remaining)

13.1

Collingwood to Ponting, no run, fullish on the off stump, gets front and across and defends it back to the bowler

13.2

Collingwood to Ponting, 1 run, short on the off, punched through to deep cover for a single

13.3

Collingwood to Watson, 1 run, bowled on middle and off, drives wide of the bowler to mid-on

13.4

Collingwood to Ponting, 1 run, fullish on the off, driven down to long-on for a single

13.5

Collingwood to Watson, no run, back of a length on middle, taps it back to the bowler

13.6

Collingwood to Watson, no run, slower one there, the offcutter, gets a big stride forward and defends it back to the bowler

Australia 77/1   PD Collingwood 1-0-3-0

15.1

Collingwood to Watson, no run, back of a length on the off, pushed back to the bowler

15.2

Collingwood to Watson, 1 run, straying on the pads, clipped away to fine leg for a single

15.3

Collingwood to Ponting, 1 run, fullish on the off, just pushes it wide of the bowler and midwicket for a single

15.4

Collingwood to Watson, 1 run, short of a good length on middle and leg, whipped away down to deep midwicket for a single

15.5

Collingwood to Ponting, no run, driving length, just outside off, pushed through to short cover

15.6

Collingwood to Ponting, no run, back of a length on middle, pushes it back onto the pitch

Australia 82/1   PD Collingwood 2-0-6-0

17.1

Collingwood to Watson, 1 run, nicely played by Watson, short outside off, run down to third man for a single

17.2

Collingwood to Ponting, no run, bowled full outside off, driven straight to mid-off

17.3

Collingwood to Ponting, no run, lands on a good length on middle, gets across and turns it to midwicket

17.4

Collingwood to Ponting, 1 run, shortish on the off, eased through to deep cover for a single

17.5

Collingwood to Watson, 1 run, angling it in on the pads, pushed through to deep midwicket for one more

17.6

Collingwood to Ponting, no run, short on the off, cut down towards point off the back foot

Australia 91/1   PD Collingwood 3-0-9-0

19.1

Collingwood to Ponting, no run, shortish on the off, guided down to point off the front foot

19.2

Collingwood to Ponting, 1 run, shortish on middle, pulled down wide of fine leg for a single

19.3

Collingwood to Watson, no run

19.4

Collingwood to Watson, no run, short of a good length on the off, pushed back to the bowler

19.5

Collingwood to Watson, 1 run, full on middle, driven through the line towards long-on for a single

19.6

Collingwood to Ponting, 1 run, short of a good length outside off, punched wide of mid-off for a quick single

Australia 98/1   PD Collingwood 4-0-12-0

21.1

Collingwood to Ponting, 1 run, pushed down to long-on for a single

21.2

Collingwood to Watson, no run

21.3

Collingwood to Watson, 1 run, worked away off the back foot into the leg side for a single

21.4

Collingwood to Ponting, no run, lands on a good length outside off, pushed down towards cover

21.5

Collingwood to Ponting, 1 run, pushed off the front foot through cover for a single

21.6

Collingwood to Watson, 1 run, angling it towards middle, driven through to long-on for a single

Australia 111/1   PD Collingwood 5-0-16-0

23.1

Collingwood to Ponting, no run, bowled on a good length on middle, defended back to the bowler

23.2

Collingwood to Ponting, 1 run, bowled on a good length on middle, glanced down to fine leg for a single

23.3

Collingwood to Watson, 1 run, fullish on the off stump, driven uppishly just wide of Ponting for a single

23.4

Collingwood to Ponting, 1 run, slower one bowled short outside off, guided down to third man for a single

23.5

Collingwood to Watson, no run, back of a length on middle, pushed off the back foot to midwicket

23.6

Collingwood to Watson, no run, nipped back in from a good length outside off, is struck high on the pads as he tries to jab it down to third man

Australia 118/1   PD Collingwood 6-0-19-0

25.1

Collingwood to Ponting, 1 run, sides down the leg side and he easily tickles it away

25.2

Collingwood to Watson, 1 run, gets a little adventurous by chipping it in the air but the ball dips and lands in front of long-on

25.3

Collingwood to Ponting, 1 run, gets beside the line and steers it to deep point

25.4

Collingwood to Watson, 1 run, opens the blade and angles it down to third man

25.5

Collingwood to Ponting, FOUR, Ponting knew where the fielder was, friendly half volley, the slower delivery and Ponting lofts through the line and clears mid-off

25.6

Collingwood to Ponting, no run, gets behind the line and defends

Australia 129/1   PD Collingwood 7-0-27-0

40.1

Collingwood to Ponting, FOUR, four less needed, friendly long hop from Collingwood and Ponting bends his knee slightly and exploits the yawning gap at deep square leg

40.2

Collingwood to Ponting, 1 run, full on the off stump and pushed to mid-off

40.3

Collingwood to Watson, SIX, he's making a living out of flat sixes today, friendly short delivery, he clubs it over deep square, no casualties in the crowd this time, thankfully

40.4

Collingwood to Watson, no run, cuts it straight to point

40.5

Collingwood to Watson, SIX, if you're somewhere behind deep square leg reading this, please take cover! Watson's just having a blast bashing them around, flat and quick off the bat, this man has tremendous bat speed, luckily the kids at the grass embankment were alert enough

40.6

Collingwood to Watson, SIX, this time he clears wide long-on, fuller in length, he gets on his knee and enjoys a free swing of the arms

Australia 253/1   PD Collingwood 8-0-50-0
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Oct 2, 2009

Andrew Strauss is frustrated, Australia v England, 1st semi-final, ICC Champions Trophy, Centurion, October 2, 2009

Andrew Strauss is frustrated

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Oct 2, 2009

Ricky Ponting celebrates his hundred, Australia v England, 1st semi-final, ICC Champions Trophy, Centurion, October 2, 2009

Ricky Ponting celebrates his hundred

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